Science & Environment

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RNs to join actions in NYC, Oakland, LA in call for action to stem climate crisis

Nurses around the nation will be on hand in New York to join with environmental, labor, health, and community activists in this action to stem the worsening climate crisis.

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Series exposing conspiracy to deny black lung benefits wins award

A coal industry conspiracy to deny black lung benefits to tens of thousands of coal miners has won the Heywood Broun Award from The Newspaper Guild.

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Today in eco-history: Dirty coal killed 45 Virginians

It became the worst disaster in the country in 1938 and one of the worst coal mining disasters in Virginia history.

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Galveston Bay: The biggest oil disaster you're not hearing about

Though smaller than the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010, when it omes to the amount of spillage the incident may grow, with everything and everyone from wildlife to workers currently paying the price.

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Today in eco-history: Civilian Conservation Corps created

The CCC planted nearly three billion trees across the country, constructed more than 800 parks, updated fire fighting methods for forested areas, built dams, and built public roadways.

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Loss of life in Harlem the price paid for crumbling infrastructure

It's no coincidence that the collapsed buildings were served by a 127 year-old gas main; those in the labor movement are feeling the unfortunate burden of vindication.

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Utility workers ask W. Va. officials to strictly regulate area water firm

The Utility Workers, who represent West Virginia American Water workers, want officials to strictly regulate the water firm and keep a beady eye on its staffing levels.

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Workers hit with radioactive water as Fukushima disaster continues

As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.

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Energy giants hold workers hostage as environmental time bomb ticks away

Oil and coal companies are using their already powerful leverage with brutal disregard for working people and the environment.

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Food News: A birthday, a time to march, a time to sow

Did you know that every minute, we lose one acre of farmland to development? Or that since 1982, we've lost over 23 million acres of farmland? 

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